Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) 2012 Conference

by | Oct 15, 2012

Innovation into Action for Regional Enterprises: Applying systems thinking to catalyse development

The internet and high speed broadband is disrupting business models and whole industries around the globe. In Australia, the roll-out of the National Broadband Network (NBN) opens many possibilities for regional enterprises. However, leveraging the potential benefits will mean developing the capability to adapt in a dynamic way to the opportunities and risks.

Transformational changes lie ahead for many. Census 2011 data shows that within the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry, 83% of businesses have access to internet, of which 92% use broadband. However, the data also reveals that only 10.9% of these businesses have a web presence, highlighting disconnection between access to technology and action to use it for business. Innovation is needed to catalyse action at the enterprise level.

Experience shows that innovation involves developing a systems understanding of an enterprises’ situation as a basis for setting direction and enabling action with insight. It means developing the enterprise capability to adapt in a dynamic way to uncertainty.

Brian Ramsay, the Managing Director of Inovact consultancy will present on his vision for Creating Organisational Effectiveness.  The presentation will draw on Brian’s particular expertise in working at the interface of government, industry and the community in rural and regional areas.  Key aspects of the presentation will include creating momentum for major reform and development, translating research and knowledge into valuable outcomes and implementing highly effective programs and services.

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